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Event #51 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em Results & Report

40th World Series of Poker 2009

Event #51 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89103, US
Full Schedule
Joh Carsten Tournament Highlights:
Event Headlines – 1. Carsten Joh Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet 2. Joh Wins Poker’s Most Coveted Prize and $664,426...
Live Coverage
Profile: Joh Carsten
Date: June 27, 2009 Time: 12:00 PM

Buy-In: $1,500
Prizepool: $3,796,065
Entries: 2,781
Game Type: No Limit Hold'em

Place Country Name Prize
1 Germany Joh Carsten $664,426
2 Canada Andrew Chen $412,632
3 USA David Walasinski $272,405
4 USA Steven Levy $192,650
5 Canada Owen Crowe $145,199
6 France Thibaut Durand $115,817
7 Greece Georgios Kapalas $97,634
8 USA Jason Helder $86,702
9 USA Nathan Page $80,894
10 USA John Mazursky $56,751
11 Brazil Diego Vilela AKA "Diego Vilela" $56,751
12 USA Josh Schlein $56,751
13 Hungary Victoria Szilasi $39,820
14 Denmark Jasper Mertz $39,820
15 USA Jeffrey Vanchiro $39,820
16 USA Jesse Haabak $27,939
17 Germany Mike Matern $27,939
18 Canada Eric Lupovich $27,939
19 Germany Michael Worrmann $19,587
20 UK Craig O'Neil $19,587
21 USA Alex Jacob $19,587
22 USA Benjamin Truelove $19,587
23 Ireland Albert Kenny $19,587
24 USA Terry Fleischer $19,587
25 Venezuela Rafael Belloso $19,587
26 Netherlands Jochum Weenink $19,587
27 USA Christopher Zurawski $19,587
28 USA Robert Diaz $15,374
29 USA Billie Payne $15,374
30 Canada Allan Lebiszczak $15,374
31 Germany Thomas Bremstahler $15,374
32 USA Brent Sheirbon $15,374
33 Australia Casey Desmond $15,374
34 UK Jamie Roberts $15,374
35 USA Doug Pfund $15,374
36 Germany Florian Schramm $15,374
37 Australia Luke McIntyre AKA "the kroc" $11,464
38 USA Tro Gharibian $11,464
39 USA Cole Fisher $11,464
40 Francisco Loredo $11,464
41 Malta Andrew Pantling $11,464
42 USA Eric Tomberlin $11,464
43 Unknown Andre Rodrigues $11,464
44 USA Nathan Tuthill $11,464
45 USA Shawn Pilot $11,464
46 USA Michael Hudson $8,996
47 USA Christopher Drake $8,996
48 Canada David Godfrey $8,996
49 USA Charles Harder $8,996
50 USA Randy Shearer $8,996
51 Portugal Sergio Bessa $8,996
52 USA Jim Petzing $8,996
53 USA Christine Coulon $8,996
54 Netherlands Tosao van Coevorden $8,996
55 Netherlands Steven van Zadelhoff $7,364
56 USA Brandon Meyers $7,364
57 USA Clinton Trujillo $7,364
58 USA James Kershaw $7,364
59 USA Eric Scott $7,364
60 USA Robert Herman $7,364
61 Portugal Paolo Lugo $7,364
62 Portugal Marco Marques $7,364
63 USA Daniel Wade $7,364
64 Unknown Walid Nasser $6,187
65 USA Rick LeNoble $6,187
66 USA Phong Huynh $6,187
67 Brazil Thiago Nishijima $6,187
68 USA Michael Gagliano $6,187
69 USA Carlos Sanchez AKA "CJ" $6,187
70 USA Dale Peterson $6,187
71 USA Damian Wingert $6,187
72 USA Ting Li $6,187
73 USA William Stocker $5,314
74 USA John Zillmer $5,314
75 Garcia San Martin $5,314
76 USA Robert Brickman AKA "Bricks" $5,314
77 USA John Scherr $5,314
78 USA Men "The Master" Nguyen $5,314
79 UK Keith Johnson $5,314
80 USA Matt Brady $5,314
81 USA Michael Benvenuti $5,314
82 USA Steve Hohn $4,593
83 USA Jason Beck $4,593
84 USA D.Allen Pock $4,593
85 Canada Mark Drover $4,593
86 USA Barney Bronson $4,593
87 USA Leo Labbe $4,593
88 USA William Hawk $4,593
89 USA Cliff Pappas $4,593
90 USA Juan Guerrero $4,593
91 USA Larkin Riser $4,023
92 USA Scott Dorin $4,023
93 Jenia Sigal $4,023
94 Sweden Magnus Persson $4,023
95 USA Vinny Pahuja $4,023
96 USA Shawn Hendrickson $4,023
97 USA Rick Barabino $4,023
98 USA Samuel Subilia $4,023
99 USA Chapin Anderson $4,023
100 USA Justin Lamar $3,568
101 USA Cody Slaubaugh AKA "Thugmoneymkr" $3,568
102 UK Stuart Barclay $3,568
103 USA Christopher Bonita $3,568
104 USA Jason Potter $3,568
105 USA Samuel Korkis $3,568
106 USA Brady Holiman $3,568
107 USA Chris Tipper $3,568
108 USA Lawrence Ha AKA "LDOGG" $3,568
109 USA Jason Younger $3,568
110 USA Hon Le $3,568
111 France David Jaoui $3,568
112 USA William Gee $3,568
113 USA Bryan Bailey $3,568
114 Jozef Krempf $3,568
115 USA Marc Souza $3,568
116 South Africa Ryan Price $3,568
117 USA Mher Hakverdian AKA "Mike" $3,568
118 USA Joshua Frank $3,568
119 USA Jack Jamieson $3,568
120 Canada Michael McFadgen $3,568
121 USA Ronald Winters $3,568
122 USA Christopher Floyd $3,568
123 USA Anthony Orr $3,568
124 Italy Bruno Stefanelli $3,568
125 USA Martin Baudys $3,568
126 USA Kevin Beyeler $3,568
127 Romania Aurel Bogdan $3,568
128 USA Salman Jaddi $3,568
129 USA Clemente Vito $3,568
130 USA Joan Urban $3,568
131 USA Tony Cousineau $3,568
132 USA Timothy Christensen $3,568
133 USA Edward Marsh $3,568
134 USA Michael Flores $3,568
135 Canada Jay Mecklinger $3,568
136 USA David Goldklang $3,264
137 USA Tom Braband $3,264
138 USA Scott Wanzer $3,264
139 USA Neil Calvin $3,264
140 USA Lindsay Jones $3,264
141 Canada Paulo Colaiacovo $3,264
142 Andres Ducatezeiler $3,264
143 USA Adam Richardson $3,264
144 Greece Ioannis Bouzalas $3,264
145 Greece Dimitrios Charilas $3,264
146 USA Larry Bass $3,264
147 Ben Thavisin $3,264
148 Diego Montes De Peralta $3,264
149 Netherlands Dirk Snoek $3,264
150 USA Tom Brown $3,264
151 USA Nicholas Derke $3,264
152 Portugal Tiago Lopes $3,264
153 USA Mark Fee $3,264
154 USA Gregory Robbins $3,264
155 USA Eric Vargo $3,264
156 Finland Lauri Kiiski $3,264
157 Germany Sebastian Reinartz $3,264
158 USA Mark Roschek $3,264
159 USA Victor Figueroa $3,264
160 USA Alex Smith $3,264
161 UK Christopher Saleh $3,264
162 USA Thomas Duong $3,264
163 USA Douglas Carli AKA "Rico" $3,264
164 USA Joshua Fussner $3,264
165 USA Ritchie Rosario $3,264
166 Canada Douglas Suffel $3,264
167 USA David Henson $3,264
168 Canada Craig Ripley $3,264
169 USA Lucito Jimenez $3,264
170 USA June Amer $3,264
171 Finland Mika Paasonen $3,264
172 USA Scott Hurwich $3,036
173 Germany Gordon Olesch $3,036
174 USA Gregory Thompson $3,036
175 USA Will Tong $3,036
176 France Julien Legros $3,036
177 USA Duane Felix $3,036
178 USA Markie Garner $3,036
179 Romania Mihai Manole $3,036
180 Czech Republic Jan Pavlis $3,036
181 USA Douglas Kim $3,036
182 USA Joseph Reitman $3,036
183 USA Steven Shechtman $3,036
184 USA Vladimar Ventsko $3,036
185 USA Steven Myrick $3,036
186 USA Kevin Risener $3,036
187 USA Peter Bierschbach $3,036
188 USA Bedda Nakhoul $3,036
189 USA Jace Reiken $3,036
190 USA Paul (William) Gibbons AKA "Paul" $3,036
191 USA Amnon Filippi $3,036
192 USA Kevin Zeidler $3,036
193 USA Anthony Vaiese $3,036
194 USA Khiem Nguyen $3,036
195 USA Jared Mahoney AKA "soxnation83" $3,036
196 USA Erin Schussler $3,036
197 Bertil Svendsen $3,036
198 USA Fitzgerald McClellan $3,036
199 USA Patrick Lavecchia $3,036
200 USA Benjamin Hjelm $3,036
201 USA Lehi Collins $3,036
202 USA Jorge Rodriguez $3,036
203 USA Nelson Chew $3,036
204 USA Vance Catron $3,036
205 Germany Julian Russmeier $3,036
206 Sweden Ibrahim Rahmani $3,036
207 USA Franklin Chambers $3,036
208 USA Scott Daukas $2,885
209 USA Frederick Sisneros $2,885
210 Canada Keith Sanburn $2,885
211 USA Edward Pionke $2,885
212 UK Andrew Crawford $2,885
213 USA Michael Himelstein $2,885
214 USA Jason Ng $2,885
215 USA Brandon Mifsud $2,885
216 USA Mark St Amour $2,885
217 Canada Sean Furfaro $2,885
218 USA Mark Mizrachy $2,885
219 USA Kenneth Shelton $2,885
220 USA Joshua Brill $2,885
221 USA Andrew Turner $2,885
222 USA Saro Ovasapyan $2,885
223 USA Howard Andrew AKA "Tahoe" $2,885
224 USA Christopher Harris $2,885
225 Samy Khireddine $2,885
226 USA Joe Kuether $2,885
227 USA Marcus McDaniel $2,885
228 USA Joshua Crain $2,885
229 USA Gary Bremer $2,885
230 USA Shaun Higgins $2,885
231 USA Martin Martinez $2,885
232 Finland Vesa Jakobsson $2,885
233 U.S. Virgin Islands Bulent Seri $2,885
234 USA Michael Lytle $2,885
235 Australia Mario Doria $2,885
236 UK Patryk Slusarek $2,885
237 USA Kyle Cox $2,885
238 France Venceslas Leconte $2,885
239 USA Ross Kloeber $2,885
240 France Brian Benhamou $2,885
241 USA Kevin O'Donnell $2,885
242 USA David Soble $2,885
243 USA Christopher Cowan $2,885
244 USA Jesse Martin $2,885
245 USA Daniel Mead $2,885
246 Canada Nelson Wong $2,885
247 USA Matthew Toth $2,885
248 USA Jerry Hill $2,885
249 USA Mel Walterscheid $2,885
250 Brazil Jorge Jesus $2,885
251 USA Richard Blanchar $2,885
252 USA Chris Viox $2,885
253 USA Daniel Restrepo $2,733
254 Ireland Paul Leckey $2,733
255 USA William Wong $2,733
256 USA Rabih Makdessi $2,733
257 France Antoine Sgroi $2,733
258 USA Anthony Lai AKA "Aussie" $2,733
259 Germany Oliver Patzel $2,733
260 USA Ian Holland $2,733
261 USA Benjamin Luber $2,733
262 Canada Bill Kwan $2,733
263 USA Scott Smoot $2,733
264 Canada Michael Ium $2,733
265 USA Scott Black $2,733
266 USA Matt Treasure $2,733
267 Canada John Kantelberg $2,733
268 Canada Norris Wong $2,733
269 Hungary Gabor Kovacs $2,733
270 USA Steven Miller $2,733
271 USA Robert Thomas $2,733
272 USA Bhupinder Singh $2,733
273 Canada Thomas Koo $2,733
274 USA Joseph Paladenic $2,733
275 Germany Arne Mews $2,733
276 Czech Republic Marco Adams $2,733
277 USA Clive Cabral $2,733
278 France Philippe Narboni $2,733
279 USA Grant Hinkle $2,733
280 USA Christopher Boylan $2,733
281 USA Jared Johnson $2,733
282 USA Dale Cebula $2,733
283 USA Jason Gray $2,733
284 USA Carl Oman $2,733
285 Netherlands Guido De Bruijn $2,733
286 USA Martin Perez $2,733
287 USA Anthony Grimard $2,733
288 Brazil Marcio Araujo $2,733
289 France Pierre Vassort $2,733
290 USA Travis Erdman $2,733
291 Canada Gregory Hartwick $2,733
292 USA Robert Dillon AKA "Bob" $2,733
293 USA Keit Lieu $2,733
294 USA Eric Ornstein $2,733
295 USA Mark Lange $2,733
296 USA Kenneth Moore $2,733
297 USA Anthony Blanda AKA "Dino" $2,733

Tournament Report

Tournament Highlights:

Event Headlines –

1. Carsten Joh Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

2. Joh Wins Poker’s Most Coveted Prize and $664,426

3. Germany Enters Circle of Nations with WSOP Gold Bracelet Wins

4. Another WSOP Event Sells Out – Ninth Event at This Year’s World Series Reaches Full Capacity

5. Total Purse at 2009 WSOP Surpasses the $100-Million Mark – With Main Event Still to Come

The Champion --

  • The 2009 World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em champion is Carston John, from Reutingen, Germany. The city of Reutingen is located near Stuttgart.

  • Joh is 45-years-old. He is a professional poker player, who plays online poker regularly. Joh also owns part of a small business involved in sports gambling in Germany (which is legal).

  • Joh is fluent in both German (his native language) and English.

  • Joh finished high school, served in the military, and also attended college. He worked various jobs until discovering an aptitude as a backgammon player.

  • Joh competed in international backgammon tournaments and played in various clubs for many years. He competed throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s in Germany and throughout Europe. One of Joh’s friends from the backgammon tournaments was Danish poker player Gus Hansen.

  • Joh ws caught up in the poker book around 2002 and 2003 which attracted many European players.

  • Joh’s preferred poker game is Pot-Limit Omaha.

  • Prior to his win, Joh had two major cashes in Europe. He took second at Casino Bergenz last year, and then finished seventh at the Irish Open, also held in 2008. His combined live tournament winnings totaled $219,542 prior to this win.

  • Joh arrived at this year’s WSOP intending to play only about 4-5 tournaments, including the Main Event.

  • Joh collected $664,426 for first place. He was also awarded his first WSOP gold bracelet.

  • According to official records, Joh now has 1 win, 1 final table appearance, and 1 in-the-money finishes at the WSOP. His career WSOP earnings now total $664,426.

  • Joh becomes the first player from Germany to win a gold bracelet this year. He is the first German player to win since Sebastian Ruthenberg (Hamburg, Germany) won the Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split championship in 2008. The first German national to win a WSOP event was Matthias Rohnacher (Mannheim, Germany) in 1997. The German player with the most WSOP wins is Eddy Scharf, with two gold bracelets.

Winner Quotes (Carsten Joh) --

  • On what motivated him to become a poker player: “My friends started playing poker and I saw them winning. Some of them even moved to Las Vegas. I saw them and I said to myself, ‘if they can do it and make some money, so can I.”

  • On the German poker scene: “In backgammon, the nations are very close. We have the nations compete and they are all close. But in poker, it is very different. Like this event, it is so huge. I know some other German players, but most of the time I hand around with those I know. I do not think poker is really a nation’s cup, actually. I think it is more an individual sport. It’s nice to win it for your country. But poker is not quite so popular in Germany, so I am not sure if will mean as much there. The same thing happened in backgammon. The game used to be dominated by the Americans. Then, the Germans and the Scandinavians started playing and winnings and suddenly things were changing. In poker, I think we are starting to see the same thing.”

  • One being the oldest player at the final table, and winning: “It takes a lot of energy in these tournaments to go deep. I never thought about the money or anything. I was just taking it one step at a time. I was short on chips much of the way. But I just stuck with it and played on….Normally, the older players like me do not win the bracelet. You see every final table with six, seven, or eight players in their 20s. It is more difficult for an older player to win it. I have a lot of respect for the older players because you have to play ten levels and you might be here 13 or 14 hours each day.”

  • On winning $664,426 in prize money: “I will continue to live the life I have. I already have a comfortable life. But this makes it easier. I now have a bigger bankroll.”

  • On what winning a WSOP gold bracelet means: “The bracelet means a lot because you have it for the rest of your life. Whatever you hot later on, you can always say you won a bracelet. Even if you stop playing poker – you just have it. If you come second, you really have nothing. You have the money. But nobody talks about that. It is just like that in sports. Everyone remembers the winner.”

The Final Table --

  • The final table included no former WSOP gold bracelet winners. This was the 15th table of 50 (completed) events this year with no previous winners.

  • The final table included players from five different nations – including Canada, France, Germany, Greece, and the United States.

  • Six of the eight final table players were age 27 and younger. The oldest player at the table (Joh) ended up as the winner. He is 45.

  • The runner up was Andrew Chen, from Mississauga, ON (Canada). He enjoyed two big cashes recently – fifth place at the Latin American Poker Tour championship in Costa Rica, and third place at the EPT event in Prague (Czech Republic). Chen is 21-years-old and collected $412,632 for second place.

  • The third-place finisher was David Walasinski, from Columbus, OH. He recently graduated from the Ohio State University, at age 21. Next he is considering attending law school. Tuition should not be a problem. This was his first WSOP in-the-money finish, worth $272,405 in prize money.

  • The fourth-place finisher was Steven Levy, from Peabody, MA. He is a 22-year-old professional poker player. Levy has won several online poker tournaments. This was his fifth time to cash at the WSOP, and marked his highest finish to date.

  • The fifth-place finisher was Owen Crowe, from Halifax, NS (Canada). He has performed very well in events with big fields, such as this tournament. Crowe is best known for having finished 15th in last year’s WSOP Main Event, which paid $463,201. He also made it to a final table of another $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event played last year.

  • The sixth-place finisher was Thibaut Durand, from Argentan, France. He previously cashed in two European Poker Tour events, held in Deuville and Dortmund. This was Durand’s first time to cash at the WSOP.

  • The seventh-place finisher was Georgios Kapalas, from Athens, Greece. He won first place at a Greek Poker Tour event, held a few months ago. He also cashed at EPT-Barcelona. Kapalas is also a dedicated Magic the Gathering player, which has created quite a number of top young poker stars and gold bracelet winners.

  • The eighth-place finisher was Jason Helder, from Lancaster, PA. He is a poker pro, who mostly plays online. This was Helder’s first time to cash at the WSOP.

  • The ninth-place finisher was Nate Page, from Portland, OR. He is a stay-at-home dad, raising three children. Incredibly, this was Page’s first major poker tournament entry. He played a small tournament at home with friends to raise enough money to pay for a seat into this event. Page parlayed an impossible dream into a final table appearance at the WSOP and more than $80,000 in prize money.

In-the-Money Finishers --

  • Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Men “the Master” Nguyen, Grant Hinkle, Steve Hohn, and Howard “Tahoe” Andrew.

  • Men “the Master” Nguyen’s 78th-place showing gives him 64 in-the-money finishes at the WSOP. This currently ranks second on the all-time cashes list. Note: The leader is Phil Hellmuth, with 73 career cashes.

  • Two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Howard “Tahoe” Andrew enjoyed his last win back in 1976. Proving once again that poker is a game for players of all ages, Andrew cashed for the third time at this year’s WSOP. He holds the record as the player with the most consecutive WSOP years attended – now at 35.

  • The defending champion in the event from 2008 was J.C. Tran, from Sacramento, CA. Note that he won the corresponding event on last year’s schedule (there are multiple $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournaments). He entered this year’s tournament, but did not cash.

Odds and Ends --

  • This event was a complete sell out. This was the ninth tournament to reach maximum capacity at this year’s WSOP. This is the most gold bracelet events ever to sell out within a single year. A complete “sell out” means every seat at every available table is sold and additional players are/were turned away at registration. A complete sell out occurs are various numbers, based on the total tables and seats available for tournament use. Events which have sold out this year include: 4, 7, 22, 24, 28, 29, 39, 43, and 51.
  • This was the third-largest tournament (in attendance) of the 2009 WSOP.
  • This is the sixth of seven $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournaments on the 2009 WSOP schedule. This game and buy-in level has consistently proven to be the most popular draw on the schedule in recent years, aside from the Main Event.
  • An alternative lower buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament (less than $10,000) has been included as part of the WSOP schedule every year since 1973. Over the years, these buy-in amounts have ranged from $1,000 up to $5,000. However, more $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments have now taken place at the WSOP over the past 39-years than any other event.
  • The previous five $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em events held this year attracted 2,791 -- 2,506 -- 2,638 – 2,095 – and 2,781 players respectively. Attendance this year is consistent with previous years when the earlier events tend to attract bigger fields, followed by a slight decline at the WSOP enters its third and fourth week, then bigger turnouts at the Main Event approaches.
  • Day One began with 2,781 players. Day Two continued with 349 surviving players. Day Three continued with 30 players. The final table did not begin play until 7 pm on Day Three.
  • The ESPN broadcast stage was dark on this day. Three more events are scheduled, which are split between ESPN 360 and Bluff Media. For a complete broadcast schedule of all events, go to:

http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/tourney/tourneydetails.asp?groupID=607

  • The official WSOP gold bracelet ceremony takes place on the day following the winner’s victory. The ceremony takes place on at center stage of the main tournament room and begins during the break of the noon tournament. The ceremony usually starts around 2:20 pm. The national anthem of the winner’s nation is played. The entire presentation is open to public and media. Video and photography is permitted by both media and the public.

The Event --

  • The $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship attracted 2,781 entries. The total prize pool amounted to $3,796,065. The top 297 finishers collected prize money.

  • The tournament was played over three consecutive days.

  • The end of Day One chip leader was Christopher Bonita, from Winthrop, MA. He cashed out in 103rd place.

  • The chip leader at the start of the final table was Jason Helder. He suffered a brutal run on the feature table and busted out first, in eighth place.

  • Carsten Joh started play at the final table ranked seventh in chips, out of eight players. After being a distant third in chips when play was three-handed, took control late in the tournament and defeated Andrew Chen in heads-up play.

  • When heads-up play began, Joh enjoyed a slight chip lead over Chen. It took 33 minutes for Joh to close out the victory. Chen missed a diamond draw on the final hand of the night, while Joh dragged the last hand of the tournament with trip sixes.

  • The final table lasted about seven hours – slightly below average in duration.

  • The tournament officially began on Saturday, June 27th, at noon. The tournament officially ended on Tuesday, June 29th, at 2:05 am.

NEW: WSOP Player Statistics (By Category)

--Through Event #50 but Excluding Event 49—

MOST CASHES:

Fish

Darryll

7

Soulier

Fabrice

6

Lisandro

Jeffrey

6

Negreanu

Daniel

6

Parker

Brock

6

Cousineau

Anthony

6

Fox

David

6

Greenstein

Barry

6

Schock

Mitchell

5

Monnette

John

5

Wahlbeck

Ville

5

DeWolfe

Roland

5

Channing

Neil

5

Evdakov

Nikolay

5

Kravchenko

Alexander

5

Ivey

Phil

5

Mason

Robert

5

Binger

Michael

5

Lennaard

Ken

5

Hamagami

Clark

5

MOST FINAL TABLE APPEARANCES:

GREGORICH

MARK

3

JUANDA

JOHN

3

LISANDRO

JEFFREY

3

MUELLER

GREG

3

IVEY

PHIL

3

WAHLBECK

VILLE

3

AHMADI

BAHADOR

2

ALAEI

DANIEL

2

ALIOTO

DARIO

2

AUSTIN

RICHARD

2

BALDWIN

ERIC

2

BOHLMAN

SCOTT

2

BOUKAI

RAMI

2

CLEMENTS

SCOTT

2

COPPOLA

FABIO

2

DEWOLFE

ROLAND

2

GEARY

JIM

2

GREENSTEIN

BARRY

2

GUILLEN

ANGEL

2

HABIB

HASAN

2

HAWRILENKO

MATTHEW

2

HAXTON

ISAAC

2

JAMSHIDI

SIRIOUS

2

KABBAJ

JOHN

2

KEINER

MICHAEL

2

KORAL

THOMAS

2

LUNKIN

VITALY

2

MAKOWSKY

DANIEL

2

MARCUS

VAN

2

MULLEN

NATHAN

2

NAALDEN

MARC

2

NEGREANU

DANIEL

2

PARKER

BROCK

2

PORTER

REP

2

RAYMOND

DEREK

2

SCHLEIN

JOSHUA

2

SCHOCK

MITCH

2

SUNG

STEVE

2

TENNER

MARK

2

VAN ALSTYNE

JAMES

2

VILANDOS

PETE

2

WATTEL

MIKE

2

HIGHEST CASH TO ENTRY RATIOS

-- Minimum 5 Events Entered--

Fyshe

Adam

4

5

0.8

Pescatori

Max

4

6

0.666667

Powell

Jack

4

6

0.666667

Bonavida

Raymond

3

5

0.6

Geary

Jim

3

5

0.6

Lee

Anthony

3

5

0.6

Whitford

Marc

3

5

0.6

Baker

David

8

14

0.571429

Chen

Yan

4

7

0.571429

Platt

Christopher

4

7

0.571429

Sanchez

Luis

4

7

0.571429

Mason

Robert

5

9

0.555556

Fish

Darryll

7

13

0.538462

Schock

Mitchell

5

10

0.5

Dolan

Charles

4

8

0.5

Molinari

Matthew

4

8

0.5

Tunkel

Jeffrey

4

8

0.5

Buckley

James

3

6

0.5

Harris

Maura

3

6

0.5

Haxton

Isaac

3

6

0.5

Xu

Dong

3

6

0.5

Hamagami

Clark

5

11

0.454545

Lennaard

Ken

5

11

0.454545

Elezra

Eli

3

7

0.428571

Guillen

Angel

3

7

0.428571

Labbe

Leo

3

7

0.428571

Riesenberg

Jason

3

7

0.428571

Stothmann

Malte

3

7

0.428571

Woelfel

Wade

3

7

0.428571

Yeh

Philip

3

7

0.428571

HIGHEST CASH TO ENTRY RATIOS

-- Minimum 10 Events Entered--

Fish

Darryll

7

13

0.538461538

Schock

Mitchell

5

10

0.5

Lennaard

Ken

5

11

0.454545455

Hamagami

Clark

5

11

0.454545455

Fox

David

6

15

0.4

Gavatin

Mats

4

10

0.4

Lichtenberger

Andrew

4

10

0.4

Vrabel

Luke

4

10

0.4

Yanovski

Leonid

4

10

0.4

DeWolfe

Roland

5

13

0.384615385

Parizon

Michael

4

11

0.363636364

Switzer

Brett

4

11

0.363636364

Mabuchi

Motoyuki

4

11

0.363636364

Wahlbeck

Ville

5

15

0.333333333

Boukai

Rami

4

12

0.333333333

Boyd

Howard

4

12

0.333333333

Soulier

Fabrice

6

19

0.315789474

Kravchenko

Alexander

5

16

0.3125

Rousso

Vanessa

4

13

0.307692308

Pechie

Justin

4

13

0.307692308

Baker1

David

4

13

0.307692308

Darden

Paul

4

13

0.307692308

Jacob

Alex

4

13

0.307692308

Lisandro

Jeffrey

6

20

0.3

Feldman

Peter

3

10

0.3

Hall

John

3

10

0.3

Newburger

Jason

3

10

0.3

Shlez

Vadim

3

10

0.3

Delgrosso

Marcello

3

10

0.3

Sorensen

Jan

3

10

0.3

Rho

Peter

3

10

0.3

Cutler

Joseph

3

10

0.3

Dorsch

Scott

3

10

0.3

Klein

Loren

3

10

0.3

Turmezey

Peter

3

10

0.3

Karp

Ryan

3

10

0.3

Boeken

Noah

3

10

0.3

Yancik

Stewart

3

10

0.3

  • Note that is it not a misprint nor is it the same player who is the leader in THREE categories – highest ratio of cashes to entries – minimum 5 events and minimum 10 event and overall number of cashes). The leader board players’ names are indeed ADAM FYSHE and DARRYLL FISH.

PLAYERS WHO HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN HALF THE EVENTS AT THIS YEAR’S WSOP:

Evdakov

Nikolay

33

Isra

Roland

32

Fernandez

Jacobo

29

Negreanu

Daniel

28

Black

Andrew

28

Lindgren

Erick

28

Filippi

Amnon

28

Heimiller

Daniel

27

Shamseddin

Soheil

27

Bloch

Andrew

27

Smith

Gavin

27

Jurgens

Tad

26

Kassela

Frank

26

Traniello

Marco

26

Geyer

Richard

26

Binger

Michael

25

Mercier

Jason

25

Bjorin

Chris

25

Shorr

Shannon

25

Singer

David

25

Hughes

Ryan

25

Johnston

Berry

25

Leah

Michael

25

WSOP Statistics –

  • Through the conclusion of Event #51, the 2009 WSOP has attracted 49,064 entries. $101,000,605 in total prize money has been awarded to winners.

  • Multiple Gold Bracelet Winners at the 2009 WSOP:

Jeffrey Lisandro -- 1st, 1st, 1st

Brock Parker -- 1st, 1st

Phil Ivey -- 1st, 1st

Greg Mueller – 1st, 1st

  • Gold Bracelet Plus 2nd-Place Finishers at the 2009 WSOP:

Ville Wahlbeck -- 1st, 2nd (+ 3rd)

James Van Alstyne -- 1st, 2nd (+ 6th)

Pete "The Greek" Vilandos -- 1st, 2nd

Angel Guillen -- 1st, 2nd

Vitaly Lunkin -- 1st, 2nd 

Brandon Cantu – 1st, 2nd

Marc Naalden – 1st, 2nd

  • Multiple Top-Three Finishers at the 2009 WSOP:

Ville Wahlbeck -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Steve Sung -- 1st, 3rd

Scott Clements -- 2nd, 3rd

Eric Baldwin – 1st, 3rd

  • WINNERS – BY NATION: Through Event #51 – the nationalities of WSOP gold bracelet winners reads as follows:

United States – 33

United Kingdom – 3

Canada – 3

Australia – 2

Russian Federation – 1

Finland – 1

Sweden – 1

Mexico – 1

Italy – 1

Holland – 1

Hungary – 1

Iran – 1

Germany – 1

Note: Last year 19 of the 59 gold bracelet events were won by non-Americans (32 percent). In, 2007, the number was 15 of 55 (29 percent). In 2006, the number was 5 of 45 (11 percent).

  • WINNERS – BY CITY: Through Event #51 – the following cities have produced multiple WSOP gold bracelet winners (Note: Metropolitan area suburbs are included in major city counts):

Las Vegas, Nevada – 10

Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) – 4

Salerno, Italy – 3

Los Angeles, California – 3

Washington, DC (Maryland and Virginia Suburbs) – 3

London, England – 2

New York, NY – 2

  • Event #51 winner Carsten Joh is to be classified as a professional player. Accordingly, the “Pro-Am” gold bracelet scoreboard currently reads (not counting Casino Employees Event):

Professionals -- 37 wins

(Thang Luu, Steven Sung, Jason Mercier, Phil Ivey-1, Rami Boukai, Anthony Harb, Ville Wahlbeck, Keven Stammen, Brock Parker-1, Jeffrey Lisandro- 1, Daniel Alaei, Brock Parker-2, John-Paul Kelly, Jeff Carris, Nick Schulman, Phil Ivey-2, Pete Vilandos, Tomas Alenius, Roland de Wolfe, J.C. Tran, James Van Alstyne, Angel, Guillen, Greg Mueller-1, Eric Baldwin, Jordan Smith, Jeffrey Lisandro-2, Richard Austin, Marc Naalden, Matt Graham, Peter Traply, Jerrod Ankenman, Jeffrey Lisandro-3, John Kabbaj, Jeff Ahmadi, Brandon Cantu, Greg Mueller-2, Carston Joh)

Amateurs -- 6 wins

(Freddie Ellis, Ken Aldridge, Travis Johnson, Zac Fellows, Michael Eise, Michael T. Davis)

Semi-Pros -- 7 wins

(Vitaly Lunkin, Brian Lemke, Lisa Hamilton, Leo Wolpert, Ray Foley, Derek Raymond, Jeff Ahmadi)

  • Fourteen of the 51 winners this year (28 percent) were previous gold bracelet winners. There have been three double winners in 2009 -- Brock Parker, Phil Ivey, and Greg “FBT” Mueller. There has been one triple winner in 2009 -- Jeffrey Lisandro.

  • Through the conclusion of Event 50, the WSOP “Player of the Year” standings reads as follows (with point totals):

355 – Jeffrey Lisandro

275 – Ville Wahlbeck

242 – Phil Ivey

227 – Brock Parker

220 – James Van Alstyne

195 – Roland de Wolfe

185 – Vitaly Lunkin

180 – Angel Guillen

175 – Pete “the Greek” Vilandos

170 – Daniel Negreanu

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